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Old 04-12-2005, 05:30 AM   #321
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Well, my last trial got "continued" as we say (the other two attorneys weren't ready and got the judge to agree to set a date five months down the road). So now, a partner is assuming the case and I am doing reports and tying up loose ends and will close out my litigation career over the next couple of weeks. I'd be lying if I did not admit that I have bouts of the heebie jeebies. After all, sometimes I would go into work on a Saturday evening b/c being there had a calming effect. However, the last five months of "wind down" (put in a two year notice) have provided a preview of ER and it does seem sweet! Had an eye opening day with the tax lady today and will be writing what I hope is the last fat check to SAM. Soon to have more time to post, Rick
Oh Rick I am so envious! I am down to part time work and am thinking about how long of a notice period I will need to give to phase out. Not two years though. I am not that good of a planner and don't intend to stick around that long. My partners know I am a short timer anyway. We are short on associates to help out with work until three come on this summer after the bar, so I am working more than I would like.

One of my partners met with his tax accountant who told him that he "won the poll" in the office for who had to write the biggest check.



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Anyway, look forward to your posting.
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Old 04-13-2005, 05:24 AM   #322
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Martha, thank you. Two years did seem like a long time but it took every bit of that to "run out" the cases that I was carrying at that point. Actually, three had to be transferred to partners when they got bumped beyond my term date as this last one had. While it was a great career at a tremendous firm (grew from @ 30 attorneys when I started to over 180 currently), I will not miss the pressure of trial outcomes. The work was not an issue; rather, constantly dealing with the necessity of winning was a mammoth energy drain. I will now have to find surrogate activities to feed the adrenalin flow as I am sure the addiction will not go away overnight. Outdoor sports seem the obvious choice. :
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Old 04-18-2005, 01:45 PM   #323
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Since I've been reading here for over a year now, it seemed appropriate to add my conversation to the group. The breadth of info and honest discussion with the willingness to let everyone "be who they is", is most refreshing. While I've enjoyed all the discussions and personalities, I'll have to admit a certain admiration for JG and his willingness to play it his way while taking your gigs and digs in a manner we all can copy. I am 53, as is my spouse. We both plan to retire at the end of next year. We've been married for 35 years and the talk of "how do you keep your finances" is foreign to us as we started this trip at 18 and didn't have two pennies to rub together, but when we did, we rubbed them together. Been that way ever since. Spouse will have 25 years in for a DBP of 27K and I will have 35 years in with a DBP of 160K, all of which can/will start at 55. Health ins. is included, but we will pay app. 600 mo. toward it. Three grown children, four grandchildren. Will be headed for a farmstead that we've been "preparing" for about five years now. Looking forward to the conversations and the continuing good info.
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Old 04-20-2005, 08:19 AM   #324
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Hi all, I have lurked on this forum for several years and have enjoyed the many posts. Its finally my turn to ER. Feb 4, 2005 was my last day!!! DW and I have been married for 25 years and are both 50. Life as a CFO, while very rewarding financially, has burned me out mentally. DW continues to be employed, enjoys her job.

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How ironic...you got out of the corp finance world and I want in. Sounds like a career with short life.
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Hi all, I have lurked on this forum for several years and have enjoyed the many posts. *Its finally my turn *to ER. Feb 4, 2005 was my last day!!! *DW and I have been married for 25 years and are both 50. Life as a CFO, while very rewarding financially, has burned me out mentally. *DW continues to be employed, enjoys her job.

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Old 04-23-2005, 03:50 AM   #327
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While I've enjoyed all the discussions and personalities, I'll have to admit a certain admiration for JG and his willingness to play it his way while taking your gigs and digs in a manner we all can copy.
Welcome a-board punk! While replete with WOOFYS (well off older folks) there are some here proving daily, that you can ER without FI.

PS. We are the same age and married 33 years here... a rare combo these days.

Welcome ex_CFO Have you taken that RV on the shakedown cruise yet? DW and I are thinking along those lines.
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ex_CFO_now_RVer, Wildcat and DOG50:

Around my workplace the CFO position is known as "The Widowmaker". Been through 8 of them in the past 20 years.

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Hello BUM. Kudos on staying married for 33 years
(I assume it was to the same woman)

Had lunch yesterday with 3 other guys. 3 out of the 4
were divorced, one twice. We also noted a mutual
acquantance who has just divorced after approx. 40 years. I was quite surprised although I knew the guy
was a notorious womanizer (oh, the stories I could tell).
Anyway, I thought for sure they had made peace with all that stuff by now. Obviously the guy is way up in years, has had bypass surgery and must be slowed way down. OTOH, lots of people were shocked when I bailed on my first marriage. "We thought you were so
happy together",, etc. You can't get inside the other
person's head, nor their marriage. Anyway, I admire those who make it last and work through their troubles.
God knows we all have them.

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Welcome aboard and if you've been lurking you know there is some sage advice here.

BTW, DW and I made 40 years married last month. I hesitated bringing it up on this forum, but since you and BUM did, I thought,why not. Most of the people I know have not made it that long. It is not necessarily a plus factor in your resume, but since I have so few.....
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Welcome aboard and if you've been lurking you know there is some sage advice here.*

BTW, DW and I made 40 years married last month.* I hesitated bringing it up on this forum, but since you and BUM did, I thought,why not. Most of the people I know have not made it that long.* It is not necessarily a plus factor in your resume, but since I have so few.....
40 years. That's nice!

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Mrs. Zipper and I celebrated our 36th on May 3.

'69' was a very good year!
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Tomorrow is our 22nd anniversary. I am one happy, lucky, wife. We are off to celebrate today with our traditional trec up to NE IA to hit the antique shops.

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May 9th was our 35th wedding anniversary.

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It will be 39 years for Lynda and myself in June.

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I've been happily married for over 33 years.

Not all to the same woman however.
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Age 61 - single - er ah - Oct 2005 - will be 29 years with the same girlfriend.

AND! - not to cross thread - she came with furniture, dishes, MATRESSES, - did have my own TP and dryer sheets though.

Welcome aboard.

And her own pennies!
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You have to be kidding.

Dr. Phil could have a whole show here.
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October 26th will make 33 years for us! BTW, we married 1 month from the day we met and no we did not have to get married!!!

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